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Courses for Acute Care Professionals

  1. Acute Assessment and Management of Pediatric Trauma. By the University of Washington EMSC Targeted Issues grantee, this course primarily targets inpatient providers -- physicians and nurses -- of early care to injured children. This online training program includes seven modules: Initial Stabilization and Transfer of Pediatric Trauma; Pediatric Airway and Breathing; Pediatric Shock, including Vascular Access; Pediatric Head Injuries; Pediatric Blunt Abdominal and Chest Trauma; Pediatric Sedation and Analgesia; and Complications of Pediatric Multi-Organ Trauma and Other Injuries.
  2. A Multi—Systems Approach to Pediatric Trauma Course. By the University of New Mexico EMSC Targeted Issues grantee, this course targets all healthcare providers and includes six modules addressing trauma to different body systems in children: the head, neck, spine, abdomen, and chest.
  3. Pediatric Disaster Preparedness Courses for Healthcare Professionals By Tennessee EMSC, this course include six modules targeting healthcare professions: Children with Special Needs: Considerations for Healthcare Professionals; Disaster Preparedness for Schools; Preparing for Explosion and Blast injuries; Responding to Bioterrorism; Responding to Chemical Incidents; and Responding to Radiation Disasters
  4. Pediatric Emergencies: Emergency Care for the Ill Child. By the University of New Mexico EMSC Targeted Issues grantee, this course targets all healthcare providers that presents pediatric emergencies. It is a companion course to A Multi–Systems Approach to Pediatric Trauma, but differs in that education focuses on emergency care for the ill child. Two modules are offered: the Pediatric Length Based Resuscitation Tape in a Status Epilepticus Scenario and Emergency Management of Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis.
  5. Pediatric Mild Traumatic Head Injury. By Illinois EMSC Targeted Issues grantee, this course targets all health care providers who care for children and contains 10 narrated chapters along with appendices that contain additional resources. Key areas of focus include recommendations for appropriate triage/management of mild traumatic head injuries, guidelines for neuroimaging, child maltreatment screening, patient education, and head injury prevention strategies.
  6. Pediatric Readiness Data: An Opportunity to Improve Quality of Care in Your Emergency Department. By the EMSC National Resource Center, this program defines quality improvement, highlights key components of the quality improvement process, and discusses how to apply essential quality improvement methodologies to improve pediatric emergency care using the National Pediatric Readiness data. Specifically, Charles Macias, MD, MPH, and Kate Remick, MD, discuss the importance of quality improvement in pediatric emergency care, a key quality improvement framework, and potential for quality improvement projects using the National Pediatric Readiness data. Evelyn Lyons, RN, MPH, illustrates the real life application of quality improvement in pediatric emergency care.
  7. Recognizing Child Abuse. These online educational modules, by Colorado EMSC, are intended to assist healthcare providers in determining the difference between accidental and intentional injuries in children. Considering many clinicians see few cases of child abuse in their daily practice, these case studies will improve assessment skills and build confidence in knowing when to report suspected abuse to appropriate authorities. The cases presented contain real images of injured children. Some learners, including experienced healthcare professionals, may find these images upsetting. You may exit and/or return to this module at any time and completion of this program is voluntary. Mandatory abuse reporting requirements for medical practitioners vary by state however, all states impose requirements to some level.